Saturday, November 3, 2012

Settling in at Camp Casey

Monday, November 3, 1862

The men of the Thirteenth settle in at Camp Casey, receiving new tents. The expectation is to spend the winter here. Nearly a hundred men are reporting sick daily. The regiment receives meager rations of salt pork, salt beef, bread, and the less-frequent potatoes or rice. The men of the Thirteenth are eager for news from home, and crowd the Chaplain's tent whenever mail arrives in camp.1

1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 21.

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